Welcome Home - Veterans Only
Life after the Military does not always make sense. The loss of a sense of brotherhood and the loss of being part of something important and bigger than myself can lead to feelings of frustration, isolation, emptiness, boredom, anger, or loneliness. In an attempt to cope with the pain of these overwhelming emotions, sometimes veterans turn to unhealthy relationships, at-risk behaviors, or substance abuse.
Welcome Home is Celebrate Recovery's tool to help veterans stuck in hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Welcome Home is an Open Share Group for veterans led by veterans. Participants can recapture some of that sense of brotherhood and sense of mission because every week they gather to discuss what is happening in their lives and to reach out to other veterans struggling with different hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
Whether you served during peacetime or war, if you experienced combat or never heard a shot fired in anger, all veterans are welcome at Welcome Home!
About Welcome Home Moderator, Randy Tapp
Randy enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1976 and after attending 12 weeks of boot camp in Orlando, Florida began his training as a Hospital Corpsman at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, California. Upon completion of Hospital Corpsman “A” school, Randy was assigned advanced training as a Urological Technician at the Naval School of Health Sciences, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Upon completion of this program, Randy was, after a brief 17-day temporary duty assignment aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV-42, assigned to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While at the NNMC, HM3 Tapp provided advanced urological radiological, surgical, and laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests for active duty personnel of all branches of service, their families, retired military, and national elected officials. Randy was selected for advanced training and operation of leading-edge x-ray tomography (leading for that time) and was highly recognized for the quality of his procedures.
During his time of service at NNMC Randy performed over 200 vasectomies and adult circumcisions, and hundreds of urological diagnostic studies. Randy separated from the Navy in June 1980 and resumed his collegiate career in the field of accounting.